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    Hi there.
    I am Vishaak, a banker by profession. Presently riding a Honda Dio 2017 model for my daily commute. It is about 40kms (two way). It is fine for the ride but due to my physique I feel strain in my lower back area. Looking to get a new bike for the commute. Occasionally, I will be riding 100+100 kms ride. I haven't shortlisted any bikes yet. My 23 year old Suzuki Max 100R isn't a feasible option though I use it for shops around the corner.

    My requirements ar as below.
    1. Budget 1lakh(+/- 10k)
    2. Yamaha is ruled out due to family reasons
    3. Height 6'1"
    4. Weight 90kg
    5. Pillion comfort equally important
    6. Prefer a flat seat or a little raised, a big no to the seat like Yamaha R15 where pillion has to sit in a raised place than the rider (forgive me for not using the right term)
    7. I own a cute belly
    8. Atleast 150cc (the more the merrier)

    I thought of Bajaj Avenger, someone told a new 160cc model is coming up soon with abs option. Haven't took any test rides as of date.
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    Default Re: Suggest Me My next ride

    Thread approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vishaak View Post
    Hi there.
    I am Vishaak, a banker by profession. Presently riding a Honda Dio 2017 model for my daily commute. It is about 40kms (two way). It is fine for the ride but due to my physique I feel strain in my lower back area. Looking to get a new bike for the commute. Occasionally, I will be riding 100+100 kms ride. I haven't shortlisted any bikes yet. My 23 year old Suzuki Max 100R isn't a feasible option though I use it for shops around the corner.

    My requirements ar as below.
    1. Budget 1lakh(+/- 10k)
    2. Yamaha is ruled out due to family reasons
    3. Height 6'1"
    4. Weight 90kg
    5. Pillion comfort equally important
    6. Prefer a flat seat or a little raised, a big no to the seat like Yamaha R15 where pillion has to sit in a raised place than the rider (forgive me for not using the right term)
    7. I own a cute belly
    8. Atleast 150cc (the more the merrier)

    I thought of Bajaj Avenger, someone told a new 160cc model is coming up soon with abs option. Haven't took any test rides as of date.
    Try Avenger 180 with abs, and intruder, yamaha fz v3, it has low pillion seat with softer cushioning.
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    Is there any avenger 160 coming up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vishaak View Post
    Is there any avenger 160 coming up?
    I think not, try the new fz v3 it is surprisingly comfortable and has a low pillion seat height. It has upright riding posture with good low end torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vishaak View Post
    Hi there.
    I am Vishaak, a banker by profession. Presently riding a Honda Dio 2017 model for my daily commute. It is about 40kms (two way). It is fine for the ride but due to my physique I feel strain in my lower back area. Looking to get a new bike for the commute. Occasionally, I will be riding 100+100 kms ride. I haven't shortlisted any bikes yet. My 23 year old Suzuki Max 100R isn't a feasible option though I use it for shops around the corner.

    My requirements ar as below.
    1. Budget 1lakh(+/- 10k)
    2. Yamaha is ruled out due to family reasons
    3. Height 6'1"
    4. Weight 90kg
    5. Pillion comfort equally important
    6. Prefer a flat seat or a little raised, a big no to the seat like Yamaha R15 where pillion has to sit in a raised place than the rider (forgive me for not using the right term)
    7. I own a cute belly
    8. Atleast 150cc (the more the merrier)

    I thought of Bajaj Avenger, someone told a new 160cc model is coming up soon with abs option. Haven't took any test rides as of date.
    Hi Vishal,

    I owned an FZ-S V1 from 2008-2011. It's not a bad motorcycle and has come a long way from what it was back then. Mileage and power were adequate. The only thing that bothered me was that others looked better on the bike than I did, I'm 6'2, I was probably around 88-90 kg back then. Now I'm 82 kg. So because of the height it suited shorter riders better in terms of looks but otherwise it's a good machine. You can try Honda but I haven't heard anything good about the dealerships recently like in years. You can also try an NS 160 for that matter. Checks in all the sweet spots.

    Happy riding
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    Default Re: Suggest Me My next ride

    Pretty much all these bikes will hit the roof of your budget, in fact in most cases it will overshoot.

    FZ/FZS
    Apache 1604V
    Hornet
    Gixxer
    Xtreme 200R

    And don't keep your fingers crossed for rumoured upcoming bikes. Either it will take too long to launch or they will never see the light.

    Xblade and Unicorn 150 fits the budget. Neither of 'em have rear disc even as an option.
    Bajaj yet to update their site. Check availability with the nearby dealer and also for pricing of these models.
    Pulsar 150/160NS/180/180F
    Avenger 180
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    How about Bajaj V15? seems like a good option. Planning to go for test ride in Wednesday as it is a holiday. Suzuki Intruder and Bajaj Avenger 180 are in list. Lemme know if I can test ride V15 as well
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    Haven't heard that V15 got the update.

    When you go to the showroom you will know what are all available and which ones got the update. And let us know after your visit. Bajaj keep us in dark.

    I thought that the old bikes without the latest safety norms can't be sold from April 1st. But some reports suggests that they can sell as long as it's manufactured on or before 31st March. It's not clear and Bajaj haven't updated any of their product listings online.

    Intruder's showroom price itself cost over a lakh. Onroad will be over 1.25L.

    If Bajaj have updated Avenger 180 with ABS, then it will be out of your budget.

    Anyway, ask as much details as possible when you go to Bajaj showroom.
    If it's updated, onroad price.
    If it's not updated, when you can expect the update.
    If Bajaj is planning to axe any products, what are all those products.
    If we can expect any new product, when can we expect them to arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gan View Post
    Haven't heard that V15 got the update.

    When you go to the showroom you will know what are all available and which ones got the update. And let us know after your visit. Bajaj keep us in dark.

    I thought that the old bikes without the latest safety norms can't be sold from April 1st. But some reports suggests that they can sell as long as it's manufactured on or before 31st March. It's not clear and Bajaj haven't updated any of their product listings online.

    Intruder's showroom price itself cost over a lakh. Onroad will be over 1.25L.

    If Bajaj have updated Avenger 180 with ABS, then it will be out of your budget.

    Anyway, ask as much details as possible when you go to Bajaj showroom.
    If it's updated, onroad price.
    If it's not updated, when you can expect the update.
    If Bajaj is planning to axe any products, what are all those products.
    If we can expect any new product, when can we expect them to arrive.
    sure gan. will definitely do it. suzuki intruder is 1.3L on road here in my place (haven't got the break up though).

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